Tour

RCP Museum Taster Tour: Fortitude

6 March 2024
1.30pm - 2pm
Free to all

Join an expert from the RCP archives, heritage library and museum team for an introductory tour to powerful exhibition 'Fortitude: healthcare workers' experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic'.

Join an expert from the RCP archives, heritage library and museum team for an introductory tour to powerful exhibition 'Fortitude: healthcare workers' experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic'.

‘The pandemic really brought out the good in people, it seemed to illuminate our strengths and fortitude in the face of an ever-evolving virus.’ - RM, clinical microbiology fellow

In January 2021 the RCP museum created a survey to collect and record the experiences of RCP members and other healthcare professionals working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

From trainee doctors and consultants to GPs and physician associates, survey respondents from over 20 medical specialties and professions described how their lives were transformed. With their permission, the RCP is privileged to share their experiences, in their own words.

These stories may be challenging to hear. They are honest and speak of suffering, chaos and exhaustion. They are also inspiring, filled with compassion, courage and joy. Some stories may contradict our own understanding of the pandemic, and others caution and urge us to learn from these experiences.

The objects, images, written accounts and recordings in the exhibition were donated to the RCP via the survey, and the quotes are taken directly from donations.

There will be a tour followed by time for questions.

Please note this exhibition contains images, descriptions and audio recordings relating to illness, death, grief and trauma.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

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Royal College of Physicians Museum

The Royal College Of Physicians, 11 St Andrews Place, Regents Park, London, Greater London, NW1 4LE
020 3075 1510

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